• NEW: Formal Planning Application Submittals

    Starting May 1, 2019, all formal Planning application submittals will require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call (805) 583-6769 or visit the Planning Counter, located at 2929 Tapo Canyon Road.

Planning Division

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Department of Environmental Services

Environmental Services Director: Stratis Perros

Location: 2929 Tapo Canyon Road 
Simi Valley, CA 93063 
(805) 583-6769


Welcome to the Planning Division of the Department of Environmental Services. Our mission is to create a better community for the people of Simi Valley by overseeing the development of a prosperous and sustainable community. We offer information and services to enhance and maintain City’s environment while ensuring a high quality of life for the community.

The Planning Division oversees various technical and administrative functions of the land use planning process. Through the formal review and public hearing process, the Planning Division implements, as adopted by the City Council, the City’s General Plan, which is the City’s vision for future development, Zoning Ordinance, and Design Guidelines. The Planning Division responsibilities, in coordination with other departments and agencies, include land development, commercial and industrial tenant improvements, wireless telecommunication facilities, environmental assessments, affordable housing programs, signage, temporary events, annexations, long range planning, and support to the City Council, Planning Commission, and various City committees.

The following links provide guidance and step-by-step process to navigate applicants and the public to ensure that all proposed development meets community standards and fulfills all legal requirements. By selecting a link below, learn the City's requirements, access to the resources, and learn about the process to take your project from concept to completion.

Please contact the Planning Division for assistance and further information at (805) 583-6769 or enviroservices@simivalley.org.

Home Improvements and Custom Homes Land Development Commercial and Industrial Tenant Improvements
Starting a New Business and Home Occupation Permits Temporary and Permanent Signs Temporary Use Permits & Events
Wireless Telecommunications Permits Documents, applications and development Frequently Asked Questions


A Massage permit is required to operate a Massage Business in Simi Valley. The Massage Permit page has all requirements to obtain the permit.

NEW:  Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance No. 1289.